Posts tagged with 'detention'

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If you read last week’s post about the growing backlog in US immigration courts, you may be interested in a recent New Yorker article on how things got this bad, what the backlog means, and what the Trump administration plans to do about it.

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If you read last week’s post about the growing backlog in US immigration courts, you may be interested in a recent New Yorker article on how things got this bad, what the backlog means, and what the Trump administration plans...

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It’s every immigrant’s worst nightmare: You’ve been arrested by US immigration officials, ordered to appear at a hearing before an immigration judge, and told you’ll probably be deported. You may be placed in detention. You’re probably very scared, confused about what is going on, and unsure of what you should do.

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A grant of voluntary departure isn’t technically a form of relief from removal, but it can provide some important benefits if you are facing the prospect of removal from the US and no other forms of relief are available to you. You won’t be able to stay in the US, but you will be given a specified amount of time ...

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To show that you are eligible for asylum, you must show that you suffered persecution in your home country in the past, or that you would face persecution there if you return. The meaning of “persecution” goes beyond just harassment, discrimination, minor injuries, and inconveniences. “Persecution” means extreme harm: Torture, sexual violence, and physical violence (especially multiple incidents), and lengthy ...

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IMPORTANT: In most circumstances, you MUST file your asylum application within one year of your entry into the US. If you believe you may be eligible for asylum, and you have been in the country for less than one year, you should contact an experienced immigration attorney immediately to make sure that you meet the one-year deadline.

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If you have been placed in removal proceedings, you may be detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) until an immigration judge decides whether or not you should be removed from the US. However, ICE is only able to detain a small percentage of people who are in removal proceedings, and you will probably be allowed to remain free ...

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